General Hospital ABC

The show was created by husband-and-wife soap writers Frank and Doris Hursley

General Hospital ABC

who originally set it in a hospital in an unknown fictional town

General Hospital ABC

It is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production

General Hospital

second in American history after Guiding Light

General Hospital ABC

Concurrently, it is the world's third longest-running scripted drama series

General Hospital ABC

The Archer and Coronation Street, as well as the world's

General Hospital ABC

second longest-running television soap opera still in production

General Hospital ABC

In the 1970s, the city was renamed Port Charles, New York

General Hospital ABC

its inception, General Hospital starred John Beradino and Emily McLaughlin

General Hospital ABC

both actors remained with the show until their deaths in 1996 and 1991